Join us to watch upcoming events, admission is free just remember to purchase a parking pass through the link below. We look forward to seeing you!
THE LONGINES FEI SHOWJUMPING WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
On Sunday August 26th Thunderbird Show Park hosts the fourth annual Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Qualifier. The only event of its kind in British Columbia will host top horses and riders from all over the world as they compete in this prestigious international series.
This free family event not only features horses jumping 1.50-1.60-metre-high obstacles, but includes local bands, food trucks, pony rides and The View Winery Rose Party (Tickets purchased in advance).
Show jumping is an exciting sport where horse and rider require exceptional skill and coordination. They must work together to clear difficult series of jumps all within an allotted time. Bring your family for this unique experience and enjoy this exciting rare event.
In the Longines World Cup Series riders compete in the events and accumulate points to qualify for a final competition. The high stakes create an amazing atmosphere of intense and exciting competition. This event is an opportunity to see Olympic level competition right here in the outskirts of Vancouver.
Location: Thunderbird Show Park, 248th Street and 72nd Avenue, Langley MAP
Date: August 26th, 2018
When: 2:00 pm
• Horse jumping is the only Olympic sport where men and women compete equally
• Exciting and rare opportunity to see horses jump obstacles the size of an SUV
• Stadium seating available for easy viewing of the entire course
• Live music by local band
• Pony rides and face painting for the kids
• The View Winery Rose Party for the adults
• Summer evening in the country
• Enjoy dinner from the concession or food trucks on site or bring a picnic dinner
• Limited availability VIP tickets include sit down dinner, course tour, and meet and greet with riders (contact show office)
• Chance to watch Olympic level athletes in action
Coming to Thunderbird Show Park (tbird) is an opportunity to see Olympic level riders right in your backyard. Thunderbird is currently ranked #2 in all of North America as a premier show jumping competition facility by top North American riders. We host 6 major events through the year, each event has various competitions running all day from 8AM to 5PM, Wednesday to Sunday, and are free and open to the public for spectating. Our Grand Prix events are held the Sunday of each competition at 2PM, where the top riders compete for the fastest, fault free round. For these specialty events, parking is $10 per carload, and general admission is free! There is both covered and uncovered bleacher seating available or you can bring your own chairs and set up on the grass berm. Two permanent restaurants provide fantastic food all week during each show, and food trucks come in on special event days.
Event dates can be found on our event calendar
Thunderbird is located on the corner of 248th Street and 72nd Avenue in Langley. For spectators taking Highway 1, exit at the 232nd Street exit heading North and take 72nd Avenue East from the roundabout North of the highway. Drive 3.5 km to 248th Street, turn right and the spectator entrance is on your right. We are just 10 minutes from downtown Fort Langley, a great stop for before or after the show.
Wheel Chair & Stroller Access
Our park is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please remember that while our dirt roads are wide and well maintained they are also filled with horses, golf carts, bikes and can be quite muddy. We have a number of handicap equipped bathrooms in different locations throughout the site. If you want to access the main grounds with a wheelchair we suggest using the 72nd Street entrance, as that allows the easiest access to the Grand Prix ring for a wheelchair. For extra assistance, please contact us by phone at 604.888.4585.
Group visits can include catered lunches, buffets, and snacks. Grand Prix Events can be viewed from under our tents or in closer seating to the Grand Prix Field. A host from guest services will provide information on show jumping and will be able to take care of any requests.
To arrange a group tour please call our office at 604.888.4585 and speak with Guest Services.